Marquette University Receives $10 Million Donation

Charles Besser is the current president and chief executive officer of Intersport, a marketing company focusing on sports and entertainment. A graduate of Marquette University, Charlie Besser played for the university’s varsity golf team and received the prestigious McCahill Award for athletics. Charles Besser later attended the Marquette University Law School.

Marquette University recently received a $10 million donation from an unnamed donor. About $7.5 million of the contribution will help the university add a new residence building for Jesuit priests. The university will construct the proposed building—at a cost of $15 million—within one block of the existing residence, which the university will eventually tear down to provide Marquette with additional green space. The remaining portion of the donation will bolster the university’s scholarship program, particularly financial aid for students in need. In May 2013, the school revised its strategic planning platform and identified need-based scholarships as one of the university’s top priorities.

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